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Jonathan's Discussions

Forum difficulty?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Larsen Feb 21, 2011. 11 Replies

Am I the only one who has difficulty using this forum? I am an active member of several online communities, and I am experienced with using and administrating different types of forum software.…Continue

Dietrich Bonhoeffer quote

Started Jun 15, 2010 0 Replies

I was reading the other night and ran across this quote.  I tend to collect quotes in my Moleskine, and I thought that this one was worthy of sharing: "There is a wholeness about the fully grown man…Continue

An Introduction

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Effinger Mar 6, 2010. 12 Replies

Greetings, to all and sundry.My name is Jonathan R. Baker.  I am a 28-year-old minister, husband & father currently residing in Virginia.  I have been aware of the AoM site for some time now, and…Continue


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Jonathan replied to Louis-Philippe Kerkhove's discussion Flu Shot
"I drive a school bus for the county, and my wife works at an urban, disadvantaged elementary school (where my son also attends for convenience).  Last year, I came down with the flu, and less than a month later, strep throat.  I try to…"
Aug 22, 2013
Jonathan replied to Brian's discussion simple question about undershirts!
"I have the same problem, but when I purchased the Big & Tall sizes, the sleeves of the undershirt were too long and would sometimes show when I wore a short-sleeved overshirt."
Jul 22, 2013
Jonathan replied to Gerard's discussion Vehicles for big guys
"I'm 6'6" and I am by far the most comfortable in a full-size pickup truck."
Jul 4, 2013
Jonathan updated their profile
Jun 22, 2013
Jonathan replied to Jon Kramer's discussion Shaving....Down There?
"I can relate.  I am also very hairy all over, so if I were to shave my groin area it would be an island of baldness in a sea of hair.  Not an attractive thought and I would never want to try to go whole hog.  Imagine the razors I…"
Jun 21, 2013
Jonathan replied to JWE's discussion Splitting the Dinner Check
"Greetings, and welcome to the AoM. As someone who has worked as a waiter, the most convenient time to ask for separate checks is when you are placing your orders."
Jun 21, 2013
Jonathan replied to Fred D's discussion Hi
"Greetings, and welcome to the AoM."
Jun 18, 2013
Jonathan replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Those watches look very nice, but I can't see myself paying more than $100 for a watch at this point.  I'm looking for something sturdy, but inexpensive, and relatively stylish."
Jun 18, 2013
Jonathan replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Thanks for the education on the crystal types.  It looks like the watch I linked to has a plated brass case, so that's a no go.  I really liked the green dial face, though.   I guess I'll keep looking."
Jun 18, 2013
Jonathan replied to Williams's discussion Greetings
"Greetings, and welcome to the AoM."
Jun 17, 2013
Jonathan replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"When I say that I am rough on watches, the problems that I tend to have is the scratching or cracking the watch face, as well as broken straps.  I generally like to have watches snug on my wrist because I hate to have them rattling around my…"
Jun 17, 2013
Jonathan replied to Matan Nawi's discussion Greetings from Israel
"Greetings, and welcome to AoM."
Jun 17, 2013
Jonathan replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I like wearing a watch, but I am extremely rough on them.  Any recommendations for a sturdy, casual timepiece that won't break the bank?  I tend to shy away from the more athletic styles."
Jun 17, 2013
Jonathan replied to Michael Malloy's discussion Tanning.. the manly way?
"Also, you may have missed the tongue-in-cheek manner of my post."
Jun 14, 2013
Jonathan replied to Michael Malloy's discussion Tanning.. the manly way?
"Now THAT is a man in need of a tan.!  And apparently a lady friend."
Jun 14, 2013
Jonathan replied to Michael Malloy's discussion Tanning.. the manly way?
"Do you assert that there are no fops in the military?  Besides, serving in the middle east should provide ample opportunities to get lots of sunshine."
Jun 13, 2013

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Theology, History, Ancient Languages, Heraldry, Wargaming, Technology
Freddy & Fredericka by Mark Helprin; anything by J.R.R. Tolkien; A Song of Ice & Fire series by George R.R. Martin; anything by C.S. Lewis; John Adams by David McCullough; et al.
The Quiet Man (1952) and other John Wayne movies; the Lord of the Rings trilogy; most superhero movies; M. Night Shyamalan movies; Castaway (2000)
Coldplay; Ben Folds; The Beatles; Three Dog Night; James Taylor; also classical music, and big band-era jazz.
"It is the critical moment that shows the man. So when the crisis is upon you, remember that God, like a trainer of wrestlers, has matched you with a rough and stalwart antagonist. -- 'To what end?' you ask. That you may prove the victor at the Great Games. Yet without toil and sweat this may not be!" --The Golden Sayings of Epictetus, LCVII

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At 3:54pm on April 26, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Alright! Welcome to The Great Debate. Great to have you with us.
At 8:50am on March 8, 2010, thehuhman said…
Welcome to the AoM Community! We're glad to have you here.
JUST ANNOUNCED! New AoM "Fathers Photo" Contest! Go HERE for the details.

At 11:20am on March 6, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi there Jonathan. Welcome to AoM and to the Christian Men's group. I have a daily Bible study there you might be interested in. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.

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Jack Bauer replied to Alex L's discussion Learn how to cook
"Simplicity is your friend.  Start with the half-dozen staples you eat all the time, and learn to cook them first.  You don't need fancy gourmet meals ... you need the basics.  Burgers.  Steaks.  Pork chops. …"
14 minutes ago
Sir replied to Alex L's discussion Learn how to cook
"Get an easy basic cookbook for people who've never done it before, with a title like Easy Basics or Where's Mom Now that I Need Her?  It'll tell you the things other books assume you know, from how to boil an egg to…"
30 minutes ago
Liam Strain replied to Zachary Stucki's discussion How do we inform more people about ISIS?
"I haven't heard of the "kicking citizens out of homes" - I knew they were building new housing, and retrofitting older units.  It's also coming with waves of far-right attacks on refugee centers.  Also, Sweden…"
31 minutes ago
Pale Horse replied to Pale Horse's discussion Are Devices With Flappy Bird Still Valuable?
"Okay, thank you."
42 minutes ago
Shane replied to Alex L's discussion Learn how to cook
"When I moved out on my own I started out with a frying pan and a Betty Crocker cook book.  After a while you get a feel/taste for what things are and can whip things together without a recipe.  If you want ease of use, try out A Man a Can…"
1 hour ago
Steve Dallas replied to Alex L's discussion Learn how to cook
"Check out the website We use it all the time. They take the time on how to do everything, plus tons of really good recipes. If I can use it, you can."
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The Shirtless Man

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Alex L posted a discussion

Learn how to cook

I would like to challenge myself and learn how to cook in 30 days. Maybe learn one new reciepe every 3 days. Lately, I've been eating out and I feel that it's not very healthy for me and it also could get very expensive. To tell you the truth I don't really know how to start and decided to make a post here to get some ideas how to make my 30 day challenge to learn to cook make more structure and efficient. Any ideas are welcome, maybe somebody wants to join my challenge or already had similar…See More
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